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Want to learn more about managing freight — fuel prices, driver shortages, state of intermodal transport and more?
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Interested in learning more about how you can better manage these issues? Join us for a Northeast Regional luncheon Thursday, July 28 at Highfields Country Club in Grafton, Mass. More

Reminder: Member dues and affiliate fees are due to NACD by July 1
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If you already paid your member dues/affiliate fee, please accept our thanks for renewing your commitment to NACD! If you have not sent it in yet, please note that our fiscal year begins July 1. All invoice payments for membership renewals are due on that date. Questions on your invoice? Don't hesitate to call Lucinda Schofer at 571-482-3044.

Indicate your interest in medical insurance program for NACD members today
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As you may know, through our partnership with Veritas Risk Services, NACD has been exploring a group medical program designed to reduce your medical insurance costs and increase cost transparency. At the present time, we are working with companies who have more than 50 employees on their company medical plans. If you meet this criteria, here is the approach we are taking for the Jan. 1 renewals: More

ChemBytes poll: What kind of smartphone do you use?
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Take our weekly poll. We'll announce the results in next week's issue! Which smartphone do you use? Submit your answer here.

Listen to your peers — OPSEM delivers value; register today
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Don't take it from us; listen to your peers. OPSEM has delivered value to our membership for years. But have you taken a look lately? The sessions, speakers and depth of information have grown. Click on the link below to see comments from last year and to learn more about our exciting program. The Operations and Purchasing Conference is growing. Make sure you are a part of it. More

Access Your Inspection Reports 24/7!

VFS Client’s can now view all of their fire & life safety inspection reports on the VFS website. Our LiNC inspection software allows you to Access and Manage all of your inspection reports on the web or by Smart Phone! To learn more about LiNC, visit our website at:

Plan for great business value at NACD's 40th Annual Meeting Nov. 7-10 in Bonita Springs, Fla.
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For your advance planning, click here for important information. Registration will begin in early August. More

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NACD members step up to the Challenge!
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The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) would like to thank all of the NACD member and affiliate companies and employees that volunteered their time and effort to organize and/or sponsor the 2011 You Be The Chemist Challenge at the local, state and national levels.

  General Business Interest

ATA reports seasonally adjusted tonnage decreased 2.3 percent in May
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Following a revised 0.6 percent decline for its advance seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage in April, the American Trucking Associations reported that the same index dropped 2.3 percent in May. This decline continues a trend of uneven freight transportation volumes amid various economic indicators showing signs that the economic recovery has lost its footing in recent weeks especially. More

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Meetings are good, other unpopular management tips
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Like it or not, we have meetings — one-on-one, staff, department, all-hands, company-wide — for a reason. That's how we get things done. We may mismanage our meetings and waste a lot of time, but just try to get anything done without them. It simply doesn't work. Blogger Steve Tobak shares five unpopular, counter-cultural management tips. More

How social responsibility fosters business success
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Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a social branding consultancy that helps companies, non-profits, and consumer groups build a better world through changes to the practice of branding, marketing, and consumerism using social technology. In this interview, he offers the top 10 ways for a company to align its business strategies and marketing around corporate social responsibility in order to benefit from the social business marketplace. More


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